Integration of the iDSI Reference Case principles for economic evaluation and the DFID approach to value for money analysis

OPM authors/contact
Alex Jones
Type
Client report
Date
February 2016

This report explores to what extent the principles recommended in the International Decision Support Initiative’s (iDSI) Reference Case for economic evaluation could contribute to the Value for Money analysis done by the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) to help maximise the impact of its expenditure.

The recommendations made in this report are based on a comparison between DFID’s approach to Value for Money (VfM) and the Reference Case (RC). They are considered feasible given the data and methodological techniques available. They represent a significant opportunity for DFID to further improve its efficiency and extend the benefits of its expenditure.

Integration of iDSI’s Reference Case principles for economic evaluation and DFID’s approach to value for money analysis Thomas Wilkinson; Kalipso Chalkidou